Dear LMS families,
As we look ahead to spring, it’s time to see how our students are learning and growing. We measure growth continuously through STAR testing in Reading and Math in addition to our classroom assessments. STAR tests are powered by Renaissance Learning and help guide our academic decisions to ensure the growth of all students. The spring STAR testing window will be open from April 8th - April 26th (all students will test in Reading and Math during this time). In addition to measuring student growth, STAR data also provides us with information that aids in building students’ schedules for next school year.
Additionally this spring, students will take Ohio's State Tests (OSTs) in English Language Arts (Grades 6-8), Math (Grades 6-8) and Science (Grade 8). Below is the general testing schedule. Note: this schedule is subject to change. Teachers will send notification for any date changes for the OSTs.
| English Language Arts|| Science||Math |
| 6th Grade Parts 1 & 2: 4/9/19|| 8th Grade Part 1: 5/7/19|| 6th Grade Parts 1 & 2: 5/1/19|
| 7th Grade Part 1: 4/16/19|| 8th Grade Part 2: 5/8/19|| 7th Grade Part 1: 4/29/19|
| 7th Grade Part 2: 4/17/19|| || 7th Grade Part 2: 4/30/19|
| 8th Grade Part 1: 4/10/19|| || 8th Grade Part 1: 4/24/19|
| 8th Grade Part 2: 4/11/19|| || 8th Grade Part 2: 4/25/19|
*Small group testing and testing make-ups will take place throughout the testing window.
Testing isn’t all we have in store for the coming weeks! A few exciting things students will experience between now and the end of the school year include: Reality Store, spring sports (track for LMS students), 8th Grade DC Trip, content area projects, choir and band concerts, the second semester production of Aladdin, and end of year activities planned collaboratively between a team of teachers and Student Council! It’s an exciting time at LMS!
Thank you for your support so far this year! Let’s have a wonderful end to the 2018-19 school year together!